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Insight - show multiple attributes during data entry

When populating an Insight field whose type value is Object, is there a way to show more than just the Name of the object, either during data entry or later?

Our object type Database has two fields:  Name and Hosting Server.  We frequently have situations where a dev server will have a database with the same name as a prod server, so I could have these two Database records:

Name      Hosting Server
jira PPostgres1
jira DPostgres1

 

This wouldn't be a problem except that I also have an object type ("Service") that contains an attribute named Db that points to my Database object.  If I type App1 into that field, I see that there are two App1 objects but have no idea which is which.  If the dropdown could contain both the database's Name and its Hosting Server, that would make data entry a lot easier.

Alternately, I may need to create a new field called ActualName (e.g.) and update my source data to include a new field that is calculated as a combination of the database name and hosting server (e.g. jira (PPostgres1)).  I would then import this new field to Name and the source's Name field to ActualName.

 

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Hi Jon, 

This is indeed an awesome feature to have and something we have implemented and will release with Insight 5.5 that is about to be released shortly. 

If you stay tuned on our documentation page https://documentation.riada.se/ we will launch a open beta of 5.5 in the near future. 

 

Cheers

Hi, can't find anything about this feature. Using Insight 5.7.2. 

I know it has been a year since this post, but has there been an update where you can select multiple objects?

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Derek Fields Community Leader May 22, 2019

How does one implement a simple People object? I want to see the First Name and Last Name as attributes in selecting the object, but I need them as separate attributes for other purposes. I really need a way to indicate that the view name is different from the single label that is currently implemented.

This is exactly the same issue that I am having. 

Is there any plans to have this as new functionality?

Hi Phillip, 

Just added a response above here. We are talking about the feature. 

 

Cheers

Okay thank you Ola.

 

Is there anywhere to vote for this request?

 

Cheers

Hi,

as far as I understand it, the feature mentioned above only applies to custom fields in Jira.

I would like to know, if it can also be applied to Insight itself. Exactly as Jon Hill described, I want to create a new object in Insight. This object has an attribute of type "Object" to reference other object(s). There are multiple objects with the same name (label), so I don't know which is which.

insight_multiple_objects.png

Is it possible to show multiple attributes at this point?

Hi fro, 

It is not at the moment. We are looking into this feature and are discussing it but we have no estimated release date yet.

 

Cheers

Hi Ola,

thank you for your reply. Then we will work around it for now.

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